Kamarunnisa Anwar removed as President of Vanitha Leaguetext_fields
Malappuram: Indian Union Muslim League has removed its senior most woman leader Kamarunnisa Anwar from the post of President of Vanitha League, after she triggered a controversy by praising BJP.
Party sources said she will be replaced by K P Mariyumma.
Although the League had dropped proceedings against Kamarunnisa after she apologised to the party, the unexpected move came as she continued to defend herself on social media platforms.
Anwar had kicked up a storm Thursday by lavishing praise on the BJP, prompting the party leadership to seek an explanation from her. Praising the BJP, she said that the saffron party was growing fast in Kerala and other states.
"I wish the BJP will be able to do good for the people and for the state's development. We have expectations in this regard," she had said.
A red faced IUML sought to distance itself from the remarks and decided to seek her explanation when the matter became controversial.
Anwar had earlier kicked up a storm by criticising her party for not fielding any women in the Assembly polls last year.
She had expressed her desire to contest and had remained hopeful till the end.
The leader had also been stopped from addressing the audience at the state conference of Muslim Youth league at Kozhikode in November last year.